MSRB to Host Education and Outreach Seminar in Atlanta

Date: December 10, 2013

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
             (703) 797-6600


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will host a public education and outreach seminar for municipal market professionals in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28, 2014. The MSRB, which oversees the $3.7 trillion municipal securities market, will discuss development of new regulations for professionals that provide financial advice to state and local governments, among other topics.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303-1745. Separate sessions will cover municipal advisor regulation, improving transparency of municipal bond prices and the availability of educational resources for state and local governments that issue bonds. View the seminar agenda.

The seminar is open to all members of the municipal securities community and anyone interested in learning about the market. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is January 23, 2014. Click here to register.

Municipal market participants may also attend the seminar via the internet. The MSRB will make available a live audio feed of the event with the associated presentations. Register to attend the seminar via the internet. The presentations will also be posted on the MSRB’s website at after the completion of the event.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.